Definitions for: Limited


[adj] including only a part
[adj] not unlimited; "a limited list of choices"
[adj] having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
[adj] small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends"
[adj] not excessive
[adj] mediocre
[adj] subject to limits or subjected to limits



Webster (1913) Definition: Lim"it*ed (l[i^]m"[i^]t*[e^]d), a.
Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted;
as, our views of nature are very limited.

Limited company, a company in which the liability of each
shareholder is limited by the number of shares he has
taken, so that he can not be called on to contribute
beyond the amount of his shares. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.

Synonyms: circumscribed, constricted, controlled, finite, incomprehensive, minor, moderate, modest, modified, narrow, noncomprehensive, pocket-size, pocket-sized, qualified, restricted, small, small-scale, special, specific

Antonyms: limitless, unlimited

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Famous Quotes Containing Limited:


Gold and silver are no doubt subject to fluctuations, from the discovery of new and more abundant mines; but such discoveries are rare, and their effects, though powerful, are limited to periods of comparatively short duration.

-- David Ricardo (British Economist)

My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston.

-- Lionel Blue (British Clergyman)

This limited theatrical release was a nice little bonus that I never expected.

-- Rob Corddry (American Comedian)

Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.

-- Guru Nanak (Pakistani Philosopher)

The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination.

-- James A. Michener (American Novelist)

The ideas keep going, you have the material, you cut because there's a limit to the space allowed to you. And the space is limited because of some other constraints that have to do with money or printing or whatever.

-- Ted Nelson (American Author)

In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have.

-- Conan O'Brien (American Entertainer)

When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films.

-- Geena Davis (American Actress)

What I wanted to do and what I needed to do was something entirely different, and through reading Roussel I learned that I could do what I wanted all on my own and that I didn't have to rely on what had actually happened in my somewhat limited life and reading.

-- Harry Mathews (American Author)

We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins.

-- E. Stanley Jones (American Theologian)

The text is a limited field of possible constructions.

-- Paul Ricoeur (French Philosopher)

In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made. We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities. I believe we should have no higher priority than investing in our children's classrooms and in their future.

-- Bob Riley (American Politician)

People think that there is a country there that these people are only around when they are on CNN. I don't think that's limited to Haiti.

-- Edwidge Danticat (Haitian Author)

There is no good reason for our cattle producers to have such limited market access. Our beef is the best in the world, and we need to be allowed to reach global markets.

-- Conrad Bums ( -)

Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.

-- Paul Ricoeur (French Philosopher)

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.

-- Marc Davis (American Artist)

Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations.

-- Buffy Sainte-Marie ( -)

And looking at today's music scene, I think it's cool that there are a lot of consumers and fans not limited by what radio and the record companies tell them to buy.

-- Juice Newton (American Musician)

It's been such a group effort. When you're a new band and you have limited resources, you end up getting people that are there because they love what you do, and that's great.

-- Balthazar Getty (American Actor)

But the revolutions and changes which are responsible for the present state of the earth are not limited to the upsetting of the ancient strata and to the ebbing of the sea after the formations of new layers.

-- George Cuvier ( -)

It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.

-- Sammy Hagar (American Musician)

Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency of our understanding and of its limited extent is an assertion founded only on the Bible: for philosophers likewise assert the same, and perfectly understand it,- without having regard to any religion or opinion.

-- Maimonides (Spanish Philosopher)

The older the layers, the more each of them is uniform over a great extent; the newer the layers, the more they are limited and subject to variation within small distances.

-- George Cuvier ( -)

I always enjoyed art history because, growing up in California, my exposure was limited, and it was a new experience. To learn the history of art opened up certain things to me, made me see. It intrigued me.

-- Herb Ritts (American Photographer)

You know, I'm not gonna take my money with me to heaven or hell, wherever I'm going. So I want to do something good with it even though my means are very limited. I'm no millionaire!

-- Gunther Schuller (American Composer)

As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles... its commercial values will be limited.

-- Elisha Gray (American Inventor)

I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers, because they're just a metal disc. I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided.

-- Ray Harryhausen (American Director)

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning.

-- Adam Ferguson (Scottish Philosopher)

Lebanon is restless, Syria got its walking papers, Egypt is scheduling elections with more than one candidate, and even Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are perhaps more terrified of women than rulers anywhere else in the world, allowed limited municipal elections.

-- Suzanne Fields ( -)

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

-- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (American Psychologist)

As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.

-- James L. Buckley (American Politician)

The hospitality of the wigwam is only limited by the institution of war.

-- Charles Eastman (Sioux Author)

The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience - there and then gone.

-- Bill Moyers (American Journalist)

By fighting a limited, defensive war, America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies.

-- Nguyen Cao Ky (Vietnamese Politician)

Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.

-- Edwin Louis Cole (American Author)


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